Enter His Gates, an acrylic painting on canvas by Jeanie Shilton, is one of several pieces on display at the Township of Langley Civic Facility until Feb. 23.

Ancient Poetry and Paint on display at Township Civic Facility

Artists Lucy Adams and Jeanie Shilton will be showing at the Township of Langley Civic Facility Dec. 16 to Feb.23

After spending two years investigating the ancient poetry of the Book of Psalms, local artists Lucy Adams and Jeanie Shilton are now presenting their work to the public.

As part of the Langley Art Council’s Art in Found Spaces, Adams and Shilton’s Ancient Poetry and Paint Exhibition will be hung at the Township of Langley Civic Facility beginning Dec. 16 until Feb. 23, 2017.

Both artists incorporate their Christian faith into their work. They often use symbols found in traditional religious art, along with metallic elements and visual metaphors from nature that ancient poets have used in their writings.

Their approach is interpretive rather than illustrative, with the text of the Psalms as their inspiration.

“We endeavour to create a visual language for the multilayered ideas expressed in this ancient poetry while still keeping our work significant for our audience,” Adams said.

Artwork is hung on the gallery hallways of the second and fourth floors of the Township building at 20338 65 Ave. It is available for viewing Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A piece by artist Lucy Adams, who often paints on unusual supports, ranging from canvas, glass, mirrors and denim to drapery fabric.

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